Politics Aug 13

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), flanked by other Democratic members of Congress, including U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), calls on Senate Republicans to take up gun violence legislation already passed by the House requiring background checks on all firearm sales, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on August 13, 2019. Photo by Leah Millis/Reuters
WATCH: Democrats press Trump, McConnell to address gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month’s…

Politics Aug 10

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) sits beside President Donald Trump during a leadership lunch at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate head sets himself up as wingman

As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from a behind-the-scenes player into a prominent if sometimes reviled Republican like none other besides Donald…

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